Receptive Communication- Understanding Others
- Begins at birth and continues through schooling and adulthood.
- These are specific listening, interpretation and comprehension skills (non-verbal)
- Targeted interventions: Social understanding and social interpretation therapy
Expressive Communication- Sharing Thoughts, Ideas, or Feelings
- These behaviors within the first 8 months are likely unintentional, but still noted.
- As a newborn, vocalization begins.
- Can be non-verbal or verbal
- Targeted interventions: Pragmatic intervention for conversations and narratives.
Language- Shared Rules for Speech
- At around one year, children may produce their first word.
- By 6 years old, children should have a vocabulary of 2,600-7,000 words and know how they work together.
- Progress in the secondary years consists of building vocabulary.
- Can be non-verbal or verbal.
- Targeted interventions: Syntax, grammar, semantics.
Articulation- How Sounds Are Made
- Babbling begins at 4-6 months,
- Must be verbal
- Targeted interventions: Phonics practice